Monday, November 24, 2014

Jolly Bar Weekend


It's true, I sewed all weekend. 
I am so happy :))
I rarely have the chance to sit and sew an entire weekend!
When I saw the fat quarter shop had a new pre-cut fabric, 
I had to get my hands on one.
It's called the
A 5" x 10" bar of sweet fabric goodness.
I don't know about you but the name "jolly bar"
 made me think of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie.
I half expected to find a golden ticket inside...
anyway,


I am a big fan of decorating through the year.
I know, I know, Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming....
but the fabric Red, White and Free by Sandy Gervais was available and I thought, 
"cool, I can make a 4th of July Patriot wall-hanging out of it".


So I set out to use the most of my Jolly Bar.
I modified the rectangles slightly by cutting a 1/2" here or there.


I used the left overs for a pieced back.




The 'center' of the back is Minnick and Simpson's Lexington Stars.


I sewed the top on Saturday, pieced the batting and the backing, and quilted it on Sunday.
Unfortunately, I didn't buy binding yet nor do I have a suitable print at this house.


At any rate, I love how it turned out.
 I have already packed it in my suitcase bound for home where it will be proudly displayed on my dining room table.
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There are other fabric lines featured in a Jolly Bar as well 
and each have a free quick quilt pattern sent with them.
Check the Fat Quarter Shop for more info.


58 comments:

Dorian said...

What a cute quilt! These look like a lot of fun to play with.

Lorna McMahon said...

Your runner turned out fantastic, Vickie! You must have had an enjoyable weekend working on it! Nice job!

Gill said...

What fun - I'm off to the FQS to check these out!!

Kate said...

That's a snazzy table runner!!! ^^

Needled Mom said...

That looks great!

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Sounds like a decadent day! Hope things are slowing down a bit and you are getting settled?

Kathy H said...

I love patriotic prints. The runner turned out great.

Vicki H said...

Cute wall hanging. Isn't it nice to have a project done ahead of time.

Sandra said...

Red, white and blue are always favorite colors. They just seem to make any project stand out. It just feels so good when a project is finally done. Good for you.

Sandi Timmons
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Denise Russell said...

I think the quilt will look beautiful!

Lisa Marie said...

I think table runners are perfect for seasonal decorations! Yours is very cute!

Sorcha girl said...

Love your idea for using the Red, White and Blue collection of Jolly Bar! And the back looks good, also. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

Jessica said...

I wish I could sew for a whole weekend! That would be awesome. Thanks for sharing. Your flag runner is really cute.

BizyStitches said...

I almost picked red/white/free Jolly Bar as my favorite then I saw your blog. Thanks for the fun.

A Nudge said...

What a great idea! I'd used the Somerset to make a summer table runner. Thanks, Andy!

Havplenty said...

And a nice table runner it will be. The prints in this Jolly Bar are some fun prints especially the bunting print.

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sewmissmouse said...

Cute idea to use the jolly bar to make a flag table runner!

Carol said...

What a clever use of Sandy Gervais' fabric line! I love her designs. Thanks for sharing!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Looks great!!

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute wall hanging. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Louise said...

That is so darling! Bookmarking it for some summer sewing...

lindawwww said...

What a great weekend for you - sewing the whole time!

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Lee said...

I love that red white and free line. These Jolly bars look like fun to use!

JANET said...

Never heard of a jolly bar before this hop. Will have to get one and see how it works out!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Sweet! I like this new cut size!

Rachel said...

Very cute!

mlisshouston said...

The perfect size for my table too!!

Cecilia said...

Cute table topper! I haven't been able to quilt all weekend for quite a while and I miss it. Thanks for sharing.

Marisa Adams said...

So creative! Can't wait to get some of the jolly bars!

Audrey said...

What an enjoyable way to spend a weekend. Great little runner. I believe I will soon be having a Jolly Bar addiction. Thanks for sharing and offering a giveaway.

OhioLori said...

Your Runner is very cool!! Great job!! Loveing these Jolly Bars already!! :) Thanks for chance to win one!

Happy Thanksgiving Blessings!!!

Margaret said...

I love your quilt with these new precuts.

Deb said...

I love it!! That Jolly Bar is my favorite, too!

Becky S. said...

Cute idea! I can't wait to get some Jolly Bars!!!

MoeWest said...

I like your wall hanging! Great idea!

nicolesender said...

Love your wall hanging!

Ellee said...

Nice design idea for sure. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Susan Smith said...

Great patriotic quilt---perfect for those fabrics! Thanks for the pattern!

Rhonda Phillips said...

Great quilt! Thank you for sharing!

Nancy said...

Love your wall hanging!

Lauren said...

Very creative!!! I really love these jolly bars!! Thank you!!

Patricia said...

Great runner!

quilter said...

I like Lakeside Gatherings, would be a help to me in making a Quilt of Valor!
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Lori said...

this is such a pretty quilt. I really like Persimmon Basic Grey Jolly Bar. I am making PP birds for placemats and these would be great. Thanks for sharing.

Michele T said...

That is a cute idea to make a runner like a flag!!! Awesome!!

Dee said...

Love patriotic quilts and table runners or pillows.

Jeanne said...

Love your table runner! The Red, White and Free prints are great.

Sarah said...

What a cute little quilt flag! sarah@forrussia.org

Sandy said...

So fun! I can't wait to try this new size!

Anita Gambrell said...

It is very fun jumping around in this blog hop to get ideas of what to do with mine Thanks

Swedish Scrapper said...

These do look fun to play with! You gals have really come up with some fabulous uses for them :) Perfect use for Sandy's line.....

wendy said...

Cute! Will have to check out all the Jolly Bars may have to put a few in my cart.Thanks!

darlene macdonald said...

I am loving on the Persimmon I have the mini charm pack and just adore it! Love your etsy store by the way :)

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love your mini, super job!

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Sandra Walker said...

Great idea for using this size of precut! Always good to plan ahead...

Carolyn A said...

Very patriotic - Happy Thanksgiving to our neighbours from a Canadian quilter!

LKimmell said...

Love your use of this patriotic jolly bar....I like Somerset and Atelier best and would use them for baby quilts....fun hop by FQS !!!

quilter said...

I like the Lakeside Gathering (and all Primitive Gathering fabric), and have a nephew in the Navy and one in the Coast Guard!
cork@pa.rr.com